On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded Unisys an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a potential value of $500 million over five years. The contract calls for Unisys to compete to provide IT operations and maintenances services to support the systems that FEMA depends on to respond to crisis situations.
The move by FEMA is the latest in a series displaying its sudden commitment to modernizing its IT department in an effort to support its basic functions and complete time-critical tasks more efficiently.
Unisys is one of five companies to be awarded a Centralized Operations Maintenance and Management Information Technology (COMMIT) contract, and as a result will compete for task orders to provide services such as end user support, applications and network operations support, and software configuration.
“This contract enables Unisys to build on our role of providing IT services to the critical agencies within the US. Department of Homeland Security, ” Unisys Federal Systems vice president and managing partner of Homeland Security Tom Conaway said.